Students Karen Metheny’s summer course, Anthropology of Food (MET ML 641) are contributing guest posts. Today’s is from Gastronomy student Caley Mahoney, who conducted participant observation for this article. It wasn’t until I used my position as a bartender and barista for a class project that I realized I had been conducting amateur anthropological research, […]
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Students Karen Metheny’s summer course, Anthropology of Food (MET ML 641) are contributing guest posts. This food mapping example comes from Gastronomy student Jie Liu. Food mapping is a tool that can be used to figure out where people buy and eat food, what their preferences are, and how they behave in a food system. […]
Enjoy getting to know some of the new students who will be joining the Gastronomy Program in January. A native of Claremont, CA (Los Angeles), Michelle-Marie Gilkeson lived in Chicago for two years while earning a Master’s in Women’s and Gender Studies at Roosevelt University. After returning to Los Angeles in 2011, she became a […]
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to eat on CBS’ hit show Survivor? Lucky for you, BU Gastronomy’s own Lyrsa Torres was a castaway on Season 37 (airing now) and she spoke to us about what it really means to fend for yourself on a remote island in Fiji. This year, the Survivor teams […]
This post is guest-written by Jared Kaufman, a Gastronomy student who writes and hosts Nosh Box, a food newsletter and podcast. Whenever I used to find myself needing to scarf down a quick meal — which still happens more often than I’d like, especially as a Gastronaut — I would wonder: What was I supposed […]